Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

Paper Trails

Mixed Media Work with Paper by Jascha Owens

Thanks to DJ’s Asher Love-Rdi & Hungry Freaks and Sami Kushnick for playing at the opening! What fun!

Strange Attractor

Strange Attractor

I’m a transient
Polluted by ideas of my heroic identity.

My ego, ensnared by insignificant insights, lumbers forward
And during our ignorant stupor
The chilled breath of a freshly thawed spring enslaves us

Living on the campfire’s edge
I cry and yell and beat my drum

“Look at that bee” I pronounce
and with a childish guise
I poke its needled tip


About the Show

This group of works reflects conversations between explorations of mine in different mediums, with specific emphasis on collage, drawing, and painting. The most current pieces inherently respond to the constraints of collage, though they are not bound to its physical limitations. It is their lineage rather, that confines them to the methodology of marking with assembled parts.

My work revolves around identity in a relativistic manner. We are always aware of who we are, though this mental image changes constantly. We rely on friends and events, to help uncover a perceived outward ego yielding a gauge that determines our similarities and differences. Yet this process can be scaled and must be for survival in the complex networks of our world. I seek, like everyone, entanglements with the web around me that draw an excited response from my emotional core and further clarify the boundaries of my identity.

Jascha Owens, May 2010

Selected Pieces

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FatherUnit_01
FatherUnit_01
Unit_00
Unit_00
MotherUnit_02
MotherUnit_02
Strange Attractor
Strange Attractor
Dream Odyssey
Dream Odyssey
Our Seed
Our Seed
Hollywood
Hollywood